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Desert Botanical Garden

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Open Now: 08:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 23:00
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Went to the night lights and it was outstanding. I could have stood watching some of the lights and... read more

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ozzieamy
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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Nice garden-went for the Chile and Chocolate Festival

Great samples of chili based products and chocolates. We had the chocolate and chili... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michelle M
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 23:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the night lights and it was outstanding. I could have stood watching some of the lights and displays for hours. The gardens are spectacular by day and super awesome by night. Wish I lived closer so I could be a member and visit...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great samples of chili based products and chocolates. We had the chocolate and chili martini-perfect. The garden itself was really nice way to spend an afternoon

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for fancier food or don’t mind overpriced meals, you might enjoy this place. Otherwise go to the grill on the other side of the gardens. We had the BLT and Pulled Pork. Both were pretty decent, but not worth the price....More

Thank grzzz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not too many gardens that are not a happy spot for me, but this one was so nice. Spent about 3 hours wandering around about 2/3 of this desert garden. I wanted to save some spots to explore later. Go in the morning and enjoy...More

Thank sue8nana
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For a cactus fanatic like myself this is cactus heaven. Many species are represented here. Also the butterfly enclosure. Saw beautiful Monarch and Swallow Tail butterflies and many others. The only issue is that parts of the garden were closed due to a number of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived before sunset and enjoyed the Garden. When the sun went down, the garden came to life. The multiple laser and light shows throughout the garden were great. This is must see when spending time in Phoenix.

Thank F5203WZgregs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went at night and saw the light show. It was absolutely amazing. My husband was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it was and what a memorable experience. Worth every penny!!!

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not a fan of the desert and I grew up part of my life in Phoenix so I'm not normally impressed by cactus and other desert vegetation. However, the park currently has a special event going on called "The Electric Desert"! It's light...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This time visiting went to The Electric Garden exhibit. Had been to it before and thoroughtly enjoyed but had hoped to see it changed up. Absolutely love the gardens

Thank wendystevi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Over the last 10 years I have been a member of the Desert Botanical Garden and well worth the membership. The site has a lovely cafe and restaurant that is child, wheelchair and adult friendly. I have seen 2 Chihuily Installations (day and night) at...More

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Escape35376601878
5 November 2018|
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Response from Lori_Db | Reviewed this property |
They have a restaurant there. You may want to call and ask about picnic area. You can bring your own water. They don't check bags.
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hswildman
22 October 2018|
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Response from Ronda M | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I went, we thought it was spectacular! We are going to take our grandsons and go again. Enjoy
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hswildman
22 October 2018|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
Mosquitos were not an issue for me! My only advice on when to arrive is that if you don’t show up at the start you aren’t missing much. It took about 40 mins for the full exhibit to be running. It is a great show!
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PhxShirley
11 October 2018|
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Response from CarynInArizona | Reviewed this property |
The paths are wide and easy to traverse with a wheelchair and I believe I’ve seen wheelchairs available for use/rent near the front gate. But you could call to be sure. It’s worth it
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Jessica R
21 September 2018|
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Response from Bugsey829 | Reviewed this property |
In the Garden, but not the restaurant.
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